ANCYL says it is ready for court

2014-01-26 20:34


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Johannesburg - The Gauteng branch of the ANC Youth League said on Sunday it was prepared for a court battle to ensure that its provisional liquidation should not be made final.

"We are ready for action," the provincial branch of the league said in a statement.

"It is inconceivable to imagine the future of the South African youth without the ANCYL."

The league is due in court on Monday following a provisional liquidation order granted against it by the North Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg in November last year.

The liquidation order against the league was applied for by a Bloemfontein events organiser who had originally been tasked with running the ANCYL's 2008 national conference in the Free State.

The conference left the businessman R15m out of pocket after the league did not pay its bill.

On Sunday the league said that the liquidation application related to a "dispute concerning a debt incurred".

The ANCYL said it was ready to "justify why the order should not be made final" in court on Monday.

"We are... of the firm view that the honourable judge erred."

The league said it expected about 6000 members and supporters of the ANCYL to picket outside the court on Monday "as early as 8 in the morning".

At the time of the granting of the provisional liquidation order, ANCYL convenor Mzwandile Masina laid the blame at past leaders.

"We know as a matter of fact that the dishonest former leaders who milked the organisation and left it dry have now created other self-enriching schemes in the form of new political parties," he said at the time.

Meanwhile, in its statement issued on Sunday, the league also said that it would "engage actively" during the DA's march to Luthuli House on 4 February.

"We will not fold our arms when our headquarters is facing an attack... If need be we shall meet the DA somewhere at Sauer or President or Albert street without fear or favour to stop the fight before they reach Luthuli House."

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